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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:54 pm 
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ah must have been some of those 2005 michelins then...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:13 pm 
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That's an admirable amount of fud. I'm sure some more of teh MacRETRO will be along soon to join me in a polite snigger....... :P


Chortle.

First thing I thought when I saw the thread title.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:59 pm 
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sure it wasn't just your shoelace?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Had the same at 100mph in my (now long gone Citroen CX)...heard something but carried on driving at that speed as I thought it was something not to do with me. After a while I thought I had better check. No lhs rear tyre. Suspension corrected itself. Brilliant cars :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:25 pm 
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No lhs rear tyre. Suspension corrected itself. Brilliant cars


If it had been something modern and German, a light would have illuminated on the dash with a funny symbol on it. A look through the handbook would reveal that this meant: "take me to an authorized BMW/Audi/Mercedes dealer". You would later discover that no matter what the problem is that causes the light to come on, the minimum charge for making the light go off again is about £500.00.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:26 pm 
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A similar thing happened to my mate last year, he was doing 90mph in his 2.0 nova GSi, when his offside rear wheel overtook him, he let off and the engine braking kept the car levelled out and he pulled over safely on the hard shoulder!

Had to walk about two miles back in the dark to find his wheel though, his bearing had failed and allowed the full hub assembly to exit the car taking the wheel with it!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:51 pm 
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M1, today, 70 ish.........
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:46 am 
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M1, today, 70 ish.........
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i can see the puncture!
if you look closely at the side wall, you can just make out a small hole!!
omg!!! :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:19 am 
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This should be an advert for economy brand tyres,she's going in this morning for a full set of goodyears!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:34 am 
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I had one a few years ago in a test car, accelerating out of a corner from 80 odd and one of the rears let go. That was certainly close to a brown trouser moment.

Was back on the track an hour later with new tyres/wheels........


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